Methods by which files are managed and organized. Could refer to file management by the OS or by a third party application.

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How to display recent files per app in Start menu

Windows 10 displays the recently used documents of an app if it is pinned to the taskbar. Windows 7 used to also do this for apps pinned in the Start-menu. Is it possible to enable this behaviour ...
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Is there any way to get a 'Watched' Tag for Video files in Windows Explorer?

Is there any way to add a watched tag automatically on video files in windows explorer for the videos that are partially/completely watched? Something like youtube.com does. If partially watched and ...
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Copy multiple target files from shortcuts in windows 7

Is there a way to select and copy a bunch of target files located in different folders by selecting their shortcuts from one folder in windows 7?
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Nemo: open URI in existing window

The question is about Nemo file manager, which is default for Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. Is it possible to achieve behavior similar to google chrome or other browsers? When I have an instanve of chrome ...
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Making a file accessible only when on a specific computer

We have a system that we would like to protect against xcopy onto another machine. The system consists of MFC app, some .NET components and lots of configuration files. If we were able to make a ...
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BitTorrent - Automatically rename files

I have the data files for a torrent but because the file names differ I cannot simply load it into a client and join the swarm. It would be very tedious to manually rename the files so I am looking ...
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Is there a web-based file viewer (not manager)?

I have a directory of files that I want to make accessible by web browser. I'd like to see them exposed in a classic two-pane layout: a tree navigation on one side, letting you browse the folder ...
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Changing the color of compressed items in explorer search results

I have enabled both of options to compress NTFS files, and to show affected items with an alternative color under Exprorer->Tools->Folder Options. The issue I'm having is with the default color. To ...
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Handbrake output directory to include Title folder

I am using handbrake to convert my DVD's to .MP4 and have set the default output path Tools -> Options -> Output Files In here there is Default Path: which I have pointing to my Movies folder ...
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File manager that uses tags/labels instead of folders for GNU/Linux

I love the way emails are organized in GMail. I have long wanted something similar for my local files. The ability to have one file located under multiple hierarchies is a great advantage, and links ...
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Windows tool to help tag a file by renaming it?

I'm looking for a tool like Tabbles which lets me tag a file. The problem with Tabbles, is that it's very platform dependent and it's not portable. If I tag a file with it and pass on the same file to ...
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Create/Modify folder actions from terminal in OSX

I have a set of folders that have similar folder actions attached to them. I want to create a folder action to attach to their parent folder, so that if I create a new folder within it, this folder ...
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Export document properties of every file in a folder

I need to obtain the document properties of every Office file in a folder, for about 35k files. The document properties are NOT the filesystem file properties that Windows Explorer exposes, but those ...
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Organizing files to prevent duplicity (but still automating backup)

In an ideal world, we'd have a "Google File System" right now which would have journaling and even versioning built in, no need for folders and we'd just label files. I believe this is still far to ...
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Compress 1 TB file collection into standalone archives each size no more than 2GB

I have about 1TB data stored in two drives and I need to compress and encrypt them into independent archives each size must be smaller than 2GB. Exception may be files that are larger than 2GB. Is ...
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Red X shown for connected drives

I am getting a red X on drives that are connected and accessible. It only happens to network drives, not local drives. Here is a screen shot: Any ideas how to correct this problem?
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The quota path is either invalid or it doesn't exist

Using File Server Resource Manager in Windows Server 2008 R2, i'm trying to set a quota of 1 GB for each user folder. But it seems it doesn't recognize the %USERNAME% variable. When I fill in: ...
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Can I create a self healing file or archive

Earlier I backuped data to CD disks which get unusable after some years as CD get damaged (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_corruption). So I made 2 or more copy of that data file so that even if ...
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Hidden Files In XP Mode

I'm currently using a Windows 7 desktop at work, with an XP Mode virtual machine to access the Netware network our company is currently trying to eliminate. However, I have to archive old files on the ...
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Keep track of external files

what is the most elegant way of keeping track of your external data (archives)? I don't want to download a file which is already somewhere on my external USB drive. Right now, I use "dir /s ...
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How do you stop file renaming in file server?

I have installed windows server 2008 r2 and configured FSRM role properly. I have enabled file screening there and blocked all types (*.*) of files to be saved there and have created an exclude lists ...
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Reflecting changes to a file in a different location

I have five different folders which share a number of common data files between them. That is to say that the same data file may be present in more than one of the above mentioned folders. Each of ...
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sed without regex

I am using GNU SED for find and replace functionality on large files(upto 2GB). Find and replace characters can contain any characters, hence I want find and replace parameters to be treated as plain ...
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Why Does Explorer.Exe hold open file handles to files in C:\Windows\Installer?

I wanted to use Junction Master to move the files in C:\Windows\Installer off of my SSD and onto a normal HD to save space. When JM complained that there were files in use (on a freshly rebooted / ...
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Modern UI file picker not displaying

I have a problem with modern UI apps. After investigating a bit, I narrowed it down to the file picker not appearing. This results in a number of problems, as: unable to open file in Music app ...
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Cannot rename a file containing spaces and special characters on NTFS partition from Linux

I have both Windows 7 and Kubuntu installed on a computer. They both have access to a NTFS partition. I don't know how that happened, but I now have a directory containing weird characters: Bases de ...
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How are files and folders moved on most filesystems?

Some file synchronization programs can detect when a file is moved (as opposed to a file being deleted and another being created). How does this affect synchronization performance? Do they unlink the ...
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lwp-rget changes file format automatically to .bin?

I'm trying to recursively get an html page to get everything that's there and save it to my directory. Lwp-rget from perl allows me to do this but I'm having the problem that its getting all the ...
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File manager with tags and video preview

Is there a tagged file manager with video previews that you get in the normal windows explorer? I tried these tagged file managers and none of them have a video preview for videos, often showing ...
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Avoid file system cache during read/write to flash memory

Is there a way to do kind of a direct i/o to the flash part on a portable consumer electronic device like iPhone etc. I want to do this to characterize the flash part performance and completely want ...
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File sync and version control on LAN with a Drobo?

I work in a office with another video producer and we have a networked Drobo. Currently we are using Backuplist+ to sync files to a common folder between our Mac Pro's. Works fine, but it's hard to ...
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File & Folders Label tool in For Windows

I'm looking for tool that allows me to mark folders & Files in Windows .. I found this app but it's buggy and not working on Windows 7 64x. http://eng.softq.org/badges.htm Please is there ...
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Allowing write permissions for WordPress in WebMatrix

I'm giving Microsoft WebMatrix a shot and have installed WordPress. However I can't get it to save files. I'm getting the following error: The uploaded file could not be moved to ...
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Tool/code/extension for tagging files

There are a lot of articles on how you can tag files in Windows 7, such as: http://lifehacker.com/#!232891/tag-files-and-save-searches-in-windows-vista Furthermore there are some tools like ...
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Make emacs aware of files externally moved/renamed on Mac os x

I've been using mac os x for several years, and I realize that I've now gotten used to all applications transparently "following" files as I rename or move them (either via mv on the console or within ...
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Avoiding the “Replace?” dialog on Send To in Windows 8

I use a network share as a backup for work I'm doing locally. Every so often, I switch to Explorer, right-click on recently-edited files, and select Send To | Backup (X:\). However, since the ...
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New files are not sorted automatically by Windows Explorer

Windows Explorer fails to auto-sort files that are modified in the same window or at the same time in the Open/Save Dialog box. For instance saving documents in Word does not affect the "Date modified ...
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How to overwrite one line of local config instead of whole file (icons related)

When I copy /usr/share/icons/Faenza-Green to ~/.icons and change in ~/.icons/Faenza-Green/index.theme [Icon Theme] Name=Faenza-Green Inherits=Faenza-Dark,Faenza,gnome ... long rest of a file ... ...
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How to find duplicates of files from set directory in other locations?

I cannot find solution to following problem: There are directories A, B, C and D (with subdirectories) containing lot of JPGs (photos). I want to compare directories B, C and D with A to ...
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Preventing downloads of files that may already exist in subfolders (prevent duplicates)

I've seen guides and threads on identifying or removing duplicate files, but what about preventing duplicate files? Example: Thousands of files in subfolders. Files are downloaded and placed in the ...
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Replace GTK file dialog with alternative

Is there any way to configure GTK programs to use a different file dialog? Reading ancient articles on the default dialog and seeing no difference to the current version does no bode well for it's ...
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Discrepency in number of files transferred in Teracopy

Over the past few days, I've been using Teracopy to transfer over a large number of files and folders from a small flash-drive (well, 32gb) , to an external hard-drive (4tb). However, I noticed that ...
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When were files moved to trashbox?

In my office we run a number of Buffalo NAS drives for file storage. These drives all have the 'trashbox' enabled, in short a recycle bin for the network shares. Periodically I need to clean out the ...
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I am unable to open any files in a directory as they all say they are corrupt

All files in a subdirectory of OneDrive are unable to be opened and the programs report that they are corrupt or file type is not recognized. When I look at them using a raw editor, I see the ...
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Are there any built in tools in Windows 8 that can split and join a binary file?

I have a ZIP-file that's 8 GB, and would like to split it in two parts using only the built in tools of Windows 8. Is this possible? How?
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How to add metadata (source of the dataset) to a file (dataset)?

I usually have to download datasets from websites through a point-and-click system that is difficult to replicate in a Makefile. In these cases, I want to include as much metadata about how I ...
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“Size on disk” column missing in Windows Explorer?

I decided to use the "compress this drive to save space" option on my backup drive, which simply houses a Windows Server Backup. I learned that when viewing file properies for files on a drive using ...
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Show all my files on Linux like on Mac Os

I would like to know if there is a Linux file manager that features a shortcut displaying every single file on the computer like the "All my files" shortcut on Mac OS X (see ...
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How to disallow a specific process from reading a specific file?

Is it possible to block a specific program/process from reading a specific file, supposing I know their exact paths? I know that it is possible to block internet acecss from a specific program, but ...
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How can I determine the cause for unknown file deletion

Ok, a very strange thing happened to me this morning. I was using my PC, and a lot of my applications started to hang for some reason. Turns out that a lot of my files (~7gb worth) have disappeared ...